Condemned are the works of Abee Lahab, and he is condemned.*
تَبَّت يَدا أَبى لَهَبٍ وَتَبَّ
tabbat yadaa abee Lahabinw-wa tabb
*111:1 Abee Lahab was Muhammad’s uncle and the leader of the opposition. His wife carried out a campaign of persecution against Muhammad and the believers. Like all descriptions of Heaven and Hell, the rope of thorns is an allegory.